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Posted on: May 18, 2017

CITY OF SOLEDAD RECEIVES GRANT FROM FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY

Today, the City of Soledad announced that they have been selected to receive a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency totaling $88,444.

According to Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-Calif.), through a press release, the purpose of the AFG Program is to award grants directly to fire departments, nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organizations, and state fire training academies to enhance their ability to protect the health and safety of the public, as well as that of first-responder personnel. Using a competitive process that is overseen by fire service subject matter experts, grants are awarded to applicants whose requests best address the priorities of the AFG Program.

“On behalf of the City of Soledad, I would like to thank Congressman Panetta and the Federal Emergency Management Agency,” said Fred Ledesma, Mayor, City of Soledad. “These dollars will go towards further assisting us in our continuous pursuit of providing the highest level of service to our residents.”

The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is an important component of the larger, coordinated effort to strengthen the Nation’s overall level of preparedness and ability to respond to fire and related hazards. Since Fiscal Year (FY) 2001, the AFG Program has provided approximately $6.7 billion in grants to first-responder organizations to obtain much needed emergency response equipment, personal protective equipment, firefighting and emergency vehicles, and training.


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